With large single hung vinyl windows with energy-efficient insulating glass, this library offers one of the best spots in the home for enjoying views of the outdoors. The library is just steps from the kitchen, as well as a porch outside.
The library includes deck mounted solar powered skylights with light-filtering single pleated blinds that bring fresh air and natural light into the space, that can be controlled through a smartphone app.
In this transitional library, the designer blends a mix of rich fabrics. A blue corduroy chair sits in front of the window with a watered silk and white sheer curtain, as well as a blue fabric window shade with beads.
The two-story paneled library mixes traditional and modern styles. Dark brown walls are paired with classic bookcases, filled with the homeowners' collection. Centered in the room is a long rustic table and contemporary wire-and-leather chairs, creating a great spot for homework and research, while cozy chairs by the bay window make for the perfect reading area.
Designer Tiffany Brooks turned a space originally planned as the breakfast area off the kitchen into this handsome library with gray walls that offers a break from the hustle and bustle of the main living spaces in the home.
The home is filled with arches, which echo with the curves of many of the furniture pieces. In the library, an upholstered niche creates an inviting place where the room’s many books can be enjoyed. On the base of the niche, nailhead trim creates upscale detail. Sconces illuminate the small space.
Library With Built-in Wood Shelves, Brown Leather Sofa & Neutral Armchair
Traditional library colors and materials -- such as the wood built-in shelves and the brown leather sofa -- are placed in this space that is anything but traditional. A funky, southwest-inspired rug brings red, blue and green hues into the room, and a beautiful painting echoes those colors. Accents placed on the shelves add a personal touch to the library, which also features simple but intriguing small tables plus an additional chair for reading or lounging.
Blue and Pink Transitional Library With Striped Curtains
Blue and pink are a surprisingly grown-up combination in this handsome library, in part because of the room's sophisticated details: a plush Oriental rug, tailored armchairs, a delicate coffee table. Stripes on the curtains are a hint of a jaunty nautical touch.